A discussion of Fedora's Legal state
This is why I drink.
Tom Callaway, the Fedora Legal chair, will talk about the past, present, and future of licensing and legal issues in the Fedora community. Tom is not a lawyer, nor does he play one on TV, but he does consult with lawyers, and occasionally, go drinking with them. Bring your questions, and he'll do his best to answer them. I am not a lawyer, so nothing in my presentation should be (or could be) construed as legal advice.
Fedora, as the evolution of Red Hat Linux, is one of the oldest and most well known Linux distributions in existence today. For more than 10 years, I have been the Fedora Legal representative who investigates licenses, negotiates with lawyers, advises our community, and does everything in my power to not have to tell people "no" without a very good reasoning.
In my presentation, I'll discuss the past, present, and future of licensing and legal issues in the Fedora community (and beyond). I'm also happy to take questions from the FOSDEM audience as to why Fedora does what it does (or doesn't do what it doesn't do).
I am not a lawyer, so nothing in my presentation should be (or could be) construed as legal advice. I am however, a well informed hacker, and the editor/maintainer of possibly the largest list of FOSS licenses in existence.